Fusion Splice for Aerospace Fiber Optic Cables
This specification includes detailed requirements for a fiber optic cable splice compliant with AS6506.
Every requirement of the parent standard, AS6506, which applies to this detail specification is identified below by the word “applicable.” In any case in which a requirement of this specification varies from that of the parent standard, the alternate requirement is described. If a parent standard requirement does not apply, the words used are “not applicable.”
Aerospace fiber optic cables frequently need to be spliced, both for original installation and for repair. Standards exist for mechanical splices in fiber cables, but none has yet been created for fusion spliced cables. Fusion splices can offer superior performance in insertion loss, return loss, and mechanical and environmental stability, suitable for long-term/permanent installation in aircraft. The industry needs agreed-upon performance standards for fiber optic cable fusion splices in aerospace service.
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Also known as: SAE AS 6506/1
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